Collaborative Robots

Flexible robot cell smooths the path to automation

Flexible robot cell smooths the path to automation

Perceived barriers inhibiting the adoption of automation include complexity, investment cost, training, and skills. The new ZiMo flexible robot cell from Zimmer Group addresses these perceived barriers by offering a cost-effective and straightforward process automation solution for small, medium-sized, and alternating batch sizes. Zimmer’s flexible robot cell enables both rapid deployment and intuitive operation, smoothing […]

By February 19, 2024 Read More →

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Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies

Robot guide dog heralds new assistive technologies

Blind and partially sighted people could soon receive help to find their way around indoor spaces from chatty robot guide dogs currently in development at a Scottish university. Experts from the University of Glasgow have partnered with industry and two leading charities to develop the RoboGuide, an AI-powered four-legged robot which aims to help visually […]

By February 19, 2024 Read More →

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OMRON awarded gold rating for LGBTQ+ initiatives

OMRON awarded gold rating for LGBTQ+ initiatives

OMRON has been awarded the Gold Standard Workplace rating under the PRIDE Index for the sixth consecutive year. The PRIDE Index, developed by ‘work with Pride’, evaluates companies and organisations for their initiatives related to sexual minorities, including LGBTQ+. This recognition reflects OMRON’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the workplace. The PRIDE […]

By February 5, 2024 Read More →
Welding’s key role in the drive for a better climate

Welding’s key role in the drive for a better climate

In order to cope with high order numbers for its customised wood chip heating systems, Heizomat Gerätebau + Energiesysteme is using robotic welding cells from Fronius to weld the boilers. In 1982, the El Niño effect was unusually strong. The water temperature in the equatorial Pacific was 7 °C higher than average. Thermal energy was […]

By February 1, 2024 Read More →
Recycleye wins FANUC award for innovation

Recycleye wins FANUC award for innovation

FANUC UK has underlined its commitment to AI-powered robotic waste picking company Recycleye by extending its exclusive UK deal with the tech innovator, as well as internationally recognising its achievements at the FANUC Global Partner Awards. The event, which took place in Japan in November 2023, saw Recycleye win one of seven Global Partner Awards […]

By February 1, 2024 Read More →
Building customers’ trust with robots

Building customers’ trust with robots

Ryan Guthrie, vice-president of Shibaura Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains how advanced artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning technologies can help manufacturers improve food traceability, ensure the safety of their products and build trust with customers. Food traceability is not just a matter of compliance, it’s also essential for maintaining customer trust and brand […]

By January 29, 2024 Read More →
The evolution of robot system integrators

The evolution of robot system integrators

Robot manufacturer FANUC works with talented SIs across sectors as diverse as food and beverage, aerospace, medical, welding, plastics and high-value manufacturing. Some of these partnerships have endured for well over a decade, during which time the skills required to be a successful integrator have evolved. System integrators (SIs) serve as a valuable link between […]

By January 25, 2024 Read More →